You are all missing the upside of the little Occupeye boxes. They contain two AA cells. Harvest them every morning and keep your telly remote/torch/kids toys going for free :-)
251 posts • joined 20 Jul 2008
Re: I don't see why anyone is bothering to try...
'Trying to hide communications from the mainstream just costs the taxpayer's money.' - Yes, but they will tax you and spend it in either case. You won't get a refund or a scaling back of operations.
Ah, crap, my fibre optic tap has buggered up the fibre. Best chop that section out and run away.
Google Cars will NEVER cause an accident
Google Car hurtles into orphanage, many orphans die.
Google Lawyer: 'We have many billions of dollars and also our telemetry shows that the orphanage was entirely at fault'.
Judge : 'Not Guilty. Orphanage will pay Google's laughably inflated legal bill. Next!'
Usher : 'Next case is Google v Tour de France Peleton.'
Google Lawyer: 'We have many billions of dollars and also our telemetry shows that the cyclists were entirely at fault'.
Judge : 'Not Guilty. Widows of the Tour de France Peleton will pay Google's laughably inflated legal bill. Next!'
Re: So the long and the short of it is...
...so your response to someone who claims that people should not be so stupid as to be seduced by the shiny into accepting evil is 'if you want to be taken slightly seriously then that look isn't helping him' ?
Damage Control Team to the Irony Room, Stat!
The rocket overcorrected and didn't have time to recover. The answer is simple. Relocate the launch facility such that the recovery barge is parked in the Dead Sea. This will give the rocket an extra 400 metres to prepare for landing. Why hasn't that retard Musk thought of this?
I don't understand. I could take as many pictures as I liked and they would transfer automatically as jpg, but not RAW? What is so special about RAW bytes? Are they imperial measure or something? I wonder if the manufacturers would have taken payment in thousands of penny coins, but no notes?
This is nothing new, so why is a massive company like Microsoft still selling devices that are vulnerable to it?
Wow! HUGE Precedent set!
This is incredible news. For years we have ignored the warnings about those unscrupulous vermin and allowed them to grow in influence and power, but now the North Koreans seem to have struck a blow against them. Massive PR victory for Kim Jong Un !
Re: Still not convinced by the crown
Depends which porche and which ford. Also depends if you are going to use it or just be seen to own it (or own it to be seen in it ).
Well, since I haven't been exploded by evil hacker-paedo-terrorists, I say 'Hurrah for the noble government, you are doing a fine job!'
Re: RAC too.
So did mine, until i bought a full-sized wheel to use as a spare.
I thought the primary cause of phones breaking was the duhsigners caring more about looks than practicality. Silly me.
The most depressing part of the whole mission is that it has taken ten whole years to refit the sound stage on Mars (formerly used for the Apollo 'landings') to look like the surface of a comet.
Serves GTAT right!
GTAT deserves everything they get for ripping off Apple's inventions - viz the material Sapphire, the concept of screens and the idea of glass.
Overpopulation? Resource depletion?
Wow, this film really has no basis in reality at all.
According to the hordes of shrieking commentators on the internet, the Earth's population will naturally level off and resources will last forever. Stupid so-called scientists and their ludicrous screenplays.
It was safety concerns that prompted me to get my eyes lasered. Hurtling along on a motorbike and being rendered suddenly blind by contacts sticking to eyelid or specs misting up was getting a bit too risky. Yes, I could have swapped the motorbike for a milk float or a harley (hahaha) but that would have been no fun over the mountain.
Re: Alternative propulsion?
You could survive the acceleration in my patent 'unfeasibly long' railgun.
More research needed
Pfft. Idiot. The mechanical difference engine was designed by Steve Jobs, Babbage ripped him off.
Re: I can handle a couple more subscriptions.
You are correct, Ledswinger, in your assessment of the Beeb's output as ' this pile of state produced ordure', but it is still better than the pile of commerce produced ordure. I would rather get herpes from the BBC than AIDS, Ebola and XDR-TB from the commercial broadcasters.
Well done Apple! I, for one, have never needed to swap sim cards in order to test or solve a problem and so I welcome the shining future where I simply need to either obtain internet access in order to configure the device for internet access or spend hours on the phone with foreign support staff who will try and blame my paid-for-but-not-functioning data plan on bad reception/me/my device/the weather.
Ooooh, new versions.
I bet that the new ipad is thicker and heavier (to allow a battery three times the size) and there is a microSD slot and a USB host port.
Works a treat!
I have been testing this system all morning, it is more straightforward than it sounds.
Example: You want to ssh into the server
1. Type your name into the login prompt as usual.
2. Take selfie
3. Convert the selfie image to ascii art
4. Copy-and-Paste the ascii art into the Password prompt.
I do find that it takes more than one attempt to login but that just means more opportunity to take selfies, yay!
1. Buy Apple 1 board for $400,000
2. Pay Jony Ives $1,000,000 to 3-d print a white, rounded-corner case for it.
3. Profit, as it is now worth $1,000,000,000,000
Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year:
United Kingdom (No guns, as they are super naughty) 0.25 (2010)
United States (Everyone has a dozen guns each ) 10.30 (2011)
Surely there should be more than a 40:1 ratio?
Re: Like your mom said ...
Pah, owning a brewery guarantees a supply of beer. Paying for the right to have any of the beers in a particular pub is ok until the pub shuts down tomorrow or the new landlord decides he wants more money from you.
Re: US-centric problem
I cannot speak for Dahn Sarf, but up here in the godforsaken forgotten wilderness it is all the Gyppos, Scratters and Doleys who have iPhones. The couple of dozen people with jobs seem to all have Androids.
Wouldn't it be simpler..
...to build a few gigabytes of cat videos, duckfaces and moronic tweets into each handset at the factory?
It will have to be good to overcome the crushing disappointment of the blackberry thing I was lumbered with in 2008.
It supported bugger all video codecs/audio codecs/image filetypes/document types.
The bastard thing formatted my uSD card when I put it in.
The new blackberry has nice screen resolution, I hope it incorporates some way of displaying stuff on it.
Progress marches on.
Ooh, once upon a time i had an old CRT telly because I was too cheap to buy a flat screen telly, then I had an old CRT telly because I was too cheap to buy an HD-ready telly, now I have an old CRT telly because I am too cheap to buy an HD telly.
Soon I will have an old CRT telly because I am too cheap to buy a 4K telly!
Never replace DVD
When did you start buying your DVDs? Shouldn't the early ones have started delaminating and oxidising by now?
Yes, you will still rack up the data charges, but the signal/noise will be INCREDIBLE!
They can't crack down hard enough on these evil pirates.
I am CEO of an insurance company and, until this internet thing came along, we used to only deal with a few hundred claims for theft a month. Some little toerag would nick a Nolans 45 from the counter at Woollies and we would pay out the 50p that it was insured for, now that same toerag has grown up and is 'Downloading' 'Files' from pirate sites such as 'Napster' and the 'Cloud' and we are paying out hundreds of millions of pounds an hour.
A particularly bad case was when a 'Hacking Pirate' was arrested and the Armed Response Unit who had torn the street down with their tank reported that the 'Hacking Pirate' had used mirrored servers and tape backups! This meant that we had to pay out FIVE times as much for each infringement because the music was either 500% more stolen or had been stolen an extra 4 times. We never did work out which.
It is completely true that if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear from state 'security' 'services'.
Unfortunately, they can just redefine 'wrong' to suit their aims.
<quote>while it's not possible to force the lamps into weird combinations, such as red and green together, it's possible to cause congestion</quote>
Well, duh. Traffic lights cause congestion. That is what they do. That and cause envelopes of folding money to appear in town planners' pockets.
Re: Virgin Media is great and all that...
If they cut my service, I will just cancel the direct debit and look elsewhere. I have an open fire so they can send as many letters as they like.
Re: Source Material Quality
As a virgin media customer, I can confirm the low picture quality. I see compression artifacts on my 28 inch CRT telly, so christ knows how bad it must look on a modern big screen. Fortunately, the content is so rubbish that I don't mind the low picture quality it is presented in.
I strongly approve!
I had an HTC One X, this led me to place HTC on my NEVER BUY FROM THESE IDIOTS AGAIN list.
Now they have Microsoft software as well. Super! It saves me re-evaluation time. Perhaps they could also incorporate something from BlackBerry and achieve a hat-trick of lameness.
I am not sure that the Azhdarchid Pterosaurs would have eaten fish. I have seen hang-glider and microlight pilots cluster near rivers and lakes and they nearly always ate cream buns and drank cups of tea.
Roundabouts are only a short-term solution to the problem of traffic-light companies bribing corrupt officials into buying their products.
The traffic-light companies bribe corrupt officials into putting traffic lights on the roundabouts.
Re: so just like...
Hahaha, I did the same thing with a 250 Superdream. Whilst ticking over on the centre stand it wandered all over the concrete patio (well, concrete back yard).
Re: Lies, damn lies, and BDUK ...
' That's how it works in the commercial world. You lie, you lose. '
Really? When was this EVER the case?
Re: No convinced
I'm quite unconvinced too. You forgot :
- utterly fails to solve the original problem, but creates a bunch of new ones...
Free FON wifi
Er, if you buy the cheapest and lamest internets from BT, what is to stop you connecting through the FON and using loads of data? Other than billing cock-ups.
LNER was never free and certainly not clean! Belching clouds of coal smoke and dripping oil all over the tracks is a more accurate description. You are an idiot.
Ok with me
I am totally fine with an ISP throttling my data connection, just so long as I am granted the reciprocal right to throttle the payments if I judge that am experiencing high cash contention at the time it arrives.
Re: can't wait
A huge beneficial side-effect of all this car-to-car communication is that the problem of different software and hardware and firmware versions from different vendors, all talking to each other swiftly and faultlessly will be solved.
How does streaming a 4K fillum not affect your download cap? Surely the bytes still have to get to the telly ? Why would storing the bytes before watching use more of your download cap than streaming the bytes?
Imagine if all the parking meter attendants, petty beaurocrats, cold call salesmen, gatso camera operators, and all the other people who have blighted your existance for years got together and launched a mobile phone.
They may also think that the lack of apps is what is deterring you from giving them your money.
Re: So right about the record player.
Oooooh, I shall. Thank you.